Multiple Dimensions of Climate Change and Their Implications for Biodiversity

  title={Multiple Dimensions of Climate Change and Their Implications for Biodiversity},
  author={Raquel A. Garcia and Mar Cabeza and Carsten Rahbek and Miguel B. Ara{\'u}jo},
Background Changes in Earth’s climate over time can be measured in many ways. The different metrics available represent alternative dimensions of climate change, each with distinct implications for biodiversity conservation and other sectors. However, this diversity is rarely recognized. At any given locality, average temperature or precipitation can increase or decrease, extreme values can become more intense or frequent, and the timing of specific climatic events can shift. At the same time… 

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  • G. Walther
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    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2010
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